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Monday, October 08, 2018

Port of São Francisco do Sul, Brazil - Filipino Seaman Crew Change Guide & Port Information

The Port of Sao Francisco do Sul is a small port in São Francisco do Sul municipality in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina.

Port Name      :  
Sao Francisco do Sul

Country          :  
Brazil

Nearest Airport (International) :  
Guarulhos Intl Airport (GRU) at São Paulo City
Nearest Airport (Domestic)        :   Curitiba (CWB) Domestic Airport or the Afonso Pena Airport

Estimated time of travel from airport to seaport:  No data

The very first brazillian airport is Guarulhos (GRU) placed at São Paulo City, when crewmembers will arrive and after all formalities, they will take a domestic flight to Curitiba (CWB). From Curitiba, a driver will bring them to the hotel at São Francisco do Sul where they will wait for the vessel to board or they will directly board the vessel depending on berthing schedule.

Possible Flight Route: Sample Only

MANILA TO CURITIBA
VIA QATAR AIRWAYS(QR)
FLIGHT#  ROUTE    ETD / ETA
QR  929  MNL/DOH  2330  0330+1(15JUL)
QR  773  DOH/GRU  0720  1720
QR 5129  GRU/CWB  1955  2100
OPERATED BY /LATAM AIRLINES BRASIL 

CURITIBA TO MANILA
VIA TURKISH AIRLINES(TK)
FLIGHT#  ROUTE    ETD / ETA
TK 9461  CWB/GRU  1910  2020
OPERATED BY AVIANCA BRASIL
TK   16  GRU/IST  0315  2150
TK   84  IST/MNL  0205  1845   

VIA EMIRATES(EK)
FLIGHT#  DATE    ROUTE    ETD / ETA
EK 3610  19JUL   CWB/GRU  2020  2130
OPERATED BY GOL LINHAS AEREAS
EK  262  20JUL   GRU/DXB  0125  2255
EK  332  21JUL   DXB/MNL  0310  1615 

VIA QATAR AIRWAYS(QR)
FLIGHT#  ROUTE    ETD / ETA
QR 6415  CWB/GRU  1835  1940
OPERATED BY GOL LINHAS AEREAS
QR  774  GRU/DOH  0255  0025+1(21JUL)
QR  932  DOH/MNL  0235  1635          

LEGEND : 
MNL – MANILA, PHILIPPINES
DXB - DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMI
DOH - DOHA HAMAD INTL, QATAR
IST - ISTANBUL ATATURK, TURKEY
GRU - SAO PAULO GUARULH, BRAZIL
GIG - RIO JANEIRO GIG, BRAZIL
CWB - CURITIBA     CWB, BRAZIL

Visa Requirement for Filipino Seaman / Seafarer: OK To Board only. No Visa required
Local Immigration needs to receive a copy of all passports and seaman´s book.

Important Note: 
1. OK To Board and Guarantee Letter must be in English and Portuguese language.
2. Crew / Seafarer must bring signed:
Confirmation of Seaman Traveling in Transit to Join Vessel
Seaman Confirmation of Brazilian Airports Regulations

For sample letter see related post on this blog:


Possible Crew Handling Agent:
Operations Dept.
Wilson,Sons Agência Marítima Ltda - Branch
Praça Getúlio Vargas, 70 Zip code: 89.240-000
Centro - São Francisco do Sul/Brazil
Phone: +55 (47) 3471 2473
Mob.: +55 (47) 98405 7523
operation.sfrancisco@wilsonsons.com.br

RELATED POST: 


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NOTE: The purpose of this post is for immediate information only when conducting crew change or replacement of Filipino crew / seaman at Port of Sao Francisco do Sul, Brazil. This is also for guidance of crewing officers, crewing manager & crew operation staff, especially for ship manning agent in the Philippines.   

Above information is based on collected data only. Please send inquiry to your crew handling agent for further updates. Please also share your updated information on the comments section.


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